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Susan McLeish (StoneCircle)

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Welcome to my hubs!

I write about my love of cooking and trying out new recipes that come to me via family or an old cookbook. There is nothing like taking a few ingredients and making a masterpiece for the taste buds. Some people do yoga, tai chi or meditate but I cook to relax.

Over the years, I have collected many vintage kitchen and cooking tools. They are as useful as the day they were made, some up to 75 years ago. I have been able to use the produce, fruit and eggs we have on our small farm to bring many vintage recipes to life while serving them on dishes from the 1930’s through 1960’s.

Canning has become a way of life now along with freezing what veggies we can. It not only saves on the grocery bill, the food tastes considerably better. In my hubs, you will find a mixture of different topics that involve many of my interests. Please have a look around and enjoy yourself.

You will also see some hubs that I have written on my love of nature. It has brought me years of joy by simply getting my hands down into the soil or capturing a moment with my camera. I have stopped dead in my tracks to see some phenomenal sunrises, have the wind blow through me while the sweat pours down and seen some amazing critters that live amongst us but go unnoticed most days.

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  • Fresh Cherry Blonde Brownies With Chocolate Chips
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    Fresh Cherry Blonde Brownies With Chocolate Chips

    4 months ago

    A simple, delicious brownie treat that uses fresh summer fruit and takes little time to make. This recipe can be adapted to fit your taste buds and will always be a hit with everyone.

  • Spruce Up & Repair a Bamboo Rocking Chair
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    Spruce Up & Repair a Bamboo Rocking Chair

    2 years ago

    Bamboo furniutre is a great addition to a home inside or out. If weather damage begins to show, follow these easy steps to bring your bamboo furniture back to life and ready to be used once again.

  • Rejuvinating Classic Webbed Lawn Chairs
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    Rejuvinating Classic Webbed Lawn Chairs

    3 years ago

    Finding a treasured vintage webbed lawn chair can be easily restored to make it useful once again. Just follow these simple steps and you will be relaxing in stlye!

  • Edible Hard Candy Tray for Gifts
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    Edible Hard Candy Tray for Gifts

    2 years ago

    Instead of buying a tin or seasonal patterned tray, try this simple edible candy tray for your home baked goodies. This is a great and imaginative base for all of your baked goodies you will be giving this holiday...

  • 1950s Style Maraschino Cherry Cake
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    1950s Style Maraschino Cherry Cake

    2 years ago

    Did you ever wonder if there was something else you could do with a jar of maraschino cherries? This cake is a great alternative to just using the cherries as an ice cream topper. This also includes a recipe for...

  • Basic Hot Milk Cake Recipe from the 1940s
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    Basic Hot Milk Cake Recipe from the 1940s

    2 years ago

    This recipe is a great solution to sponge cake. It is light, fluffy and can be cut and filled with many different ingredients. It can also be served by itself with just a drizzle of chocolate sauce and a dollop of...

  • Oral Care for Dogs With Liver Shunts
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    Oral Care for Dogs With Liver Shunts

    4 years ago

    Dental disease in dogs, as in humans, can cause harm in the liver, heart and kidneys. For dogs with a liver shunt, finding the right solution can be a daunting task.

  • When Wild Geese and Dogs Meet
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    When Wild Geese and Dogs Meet

    2 years ago

    While going out to photograph a flock of Canadian geese that just came in to the area, my pugs caused quite a ruckus with a gaggle of geese. Then I remembered tales told of geese drowning dogs.

  • Tess and Her Homemade Liver Shunt Diet
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    Tess and Her Homemade Liver Shunt Diet

    5 months ago

    When Contessa Della Notte, aka Tess, was 10 months old, she was diagnosed with a liver shunt. The Diet of Tess has little to no protein but has all of the vitamins, minerals, grains she needs to live.

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